Flying Symbol locked in the gnome launch bar

Asked by efelo on 2016-02-06

I have locked the position of the hover icon. I moved it to the lauchbar an from this position it can not be clicked or moved elsewhere. I have tried to uninstall onboard but everytime I reinstall it the Symbol still is small and locked up in the Lauchbar of gnome. How can I remove user settings

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marmuta
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2016-02-07
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2016-02-07
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2016-02-06
Best marmuta (marmuta) said : #1

Hi, you can reset the position with
gsettings list-recursively org.onboard.icon-palette.landscape
gsettings list-recursively org.onboard.icon-palette.portrait

or open dconf-editor and navigate to
org.onboard.icon-palette

Can I ask you how you heard of Onboard? There have been a lot of questions on how to use it with gnome-shell recently. We're happy to help anyone, I'm just wondering where all these new users come from.

efelo (efelo) said : #2

Thanks a lot.

Oh I've heard of onboard a few years ago. I own a X230 Thinkpad Tablet and needed an onscreen keyboard. I searched a lot because the Ubuntu onscreen keyboard didn't make it because I always need too touch several times to open it up.
This flying Symbol is a good solution.
The second this is that your code also made it to the ubuntu repo cause I found the application installed in every last Ubuntu versions.
There is still something left I would like to know. Is there a way I can bound the same function that opens the keyboard by pessing the flying Symbol to one of my extra keys.

And at last. You need to change the name of the app ;-) It's horrible to find something on google with "onboard" because it conflicts with so many things.

Thanks for your help and great app.

marmuta (marmuta) said : #3

Thanks, I see, I thought there might have been a special event, seeing the number of recent questions. And yes, I'm glad that Onboard is still in Ubuntu after all. Maybe it's because we like to use it a lot ourselves and try to consistently improve it.

> Is there a way I can bound the same function that opens the
> keyboard by pessing the flying Symbol to one of my extra keys.
Do you mean binding to one of your tablets physical keys? You can show the keyboard with a D-Bus call. See here:
https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~onboard/onboard/trunk/view/head:/README#L56
As long as the hotkey or gesture, or whatever trigger you use, can run arbitrary commands, it should be possible.

I'm also finally working on a gnome-shell extension with icon in the panel and perhaps a gesture to show it.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1538627

> It's horrible to find something on google with "onboard"
> because it conflicts with so many things.
Yeah, I noticed... but we haven't seriously talked about changing it yet. There's always too much else to worry about. Perhaps if someone has a good idea for a better name.